… the first person in history to successfully walk the entire length of Madagascar, summiting its eight highest mountains on the way. …
How do you feel after walking 1,600 miles for 155 days from the south end of Madagascar to the northernmost point?
When I actually arrived & finished at the most northern point (Cap’D Ambre), I had to walk two days back the same way to reach civilisation, the small tracks were too bad for any car to attempt to pick us up. But it was a surreal, exciting and an extremely satisfying feeling!
Why did you choose to take on this challenge?
I knew it would be amazingly unique: over 80 per cent of all fauna and flora are found nowhere else in the world – so that alone would mix things up. I knew barely anything about Madagascar and hardly anyone talks about it. I wanted to get into its interior and really discover what it’s about deep within the island.
The island is also constantly changing, from desert, shrub land, jungle, savanna and mountains …
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